This Is San Antonio

Weather As Warm As Its People

With 300 days of sunshine annually and an average temperature of 70 degrees, the only ice you’ll find in San Antonio is in the bottom of your margarita.

Walk This Way

San Antonio boasts one of the nation’s most desirable and compact downtowns with hotels, restaurants and major attractions all walkable from the Alamodome. In 2013, Valero Alamo Bowl Champion Oregon walked from their hotel to the Alamodome for their walk-through and the game .

Family Fun

SeaWorld San Antonio and Six Flags Fiesta Texas combine exhilarating rides with award-winning shows. Five minutes from downtown is the 340+ acre Brackenridge Park with hiking trails, picnic areas, the Japanese Tea Garden, a top-notch playground and the San Antonio Zoo which is open 365 days a year. The DoSeum is a great place for kids to laugh, play and get creative.

One of the Most Celebrated Dining Destinations

San Antonio boasts acclaimed chefs who studied around the globe bringing their world-class training back to our culinary landscape as well as talented new chefs who honed their skills at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America—San Antonio. From the old favorites along the River Walk to the dozens of new restaurants in Southtown and the Historic Pearl, there is something for everyone.

A River Runs Through It

The  River Walk has expanded from 3 to 15 miles. The Museum Reach section heads north to the San Antonio Museum of Art and the Historic Pearl with recreational trails to south along the Mission Reach section. During the holidays, the River Walk shines bright with millions of decorative lights, dazzling displays and arrangements.

The Shrine of Texas Liberty

The Alamo began as the San Antonio de Valero, a Spanish Mission, in 1718. The first mission in San Antonio, the Alamo is now the #1 most visited tourist attraction in Texas. The city’s four southernmost Spanish colonial missions—Concepción, San José, San Juan and Espada—are included in the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park and are walled compounds encompassing a church and buildings where the priests and local Native Americans lived and worked.

Fan Travel

Check out the 2019 Fan Guide for more information.

Secure your Valero Alamo Bowl weekend experience with PRIMESPORT, the Official VIP Hospitality & Travel Package Provider of the 2019 Valero Alamo Bowl.

PRIMESPORT travel packages can include premium game tickets, deluxe hotel accommodations, access to the Gridiron Club In-Stadium Hospitality, pregame field pass, PRIMESPORT Kickoff Luncheon and much more!

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There are now 54 cities that have nonstop flights to San Antonio International Airport. For schedule information for American Airlines, the official carrier of the Valero Alamo Bowl, please visit www.aa.com or call 800-433-1790.

Austin-Bergstrom International is 65 miles north of San Antonio. With American Airlines’ three daily non-stops from LAX to Austin in addition to their non-stop LAX to San Antonio flight, this airport is a option to consider for West Coast travelers.

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To take advantage of a free upgrade at their participating Texas locations, call Enterprise at 210-222-0819 or visit www.enterprise.com. Reference customer #52A4351 and PIN # ALA.

Hotel

San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk

Pac-12 Team Host Hotel

Our San Antonio, Texas hotel charmingly captures the vibrant culture and style of San Antonio, welcoming you and ensuring an enchanting stay.

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Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk

Big 12 Team Host Hotel

With a spectacular location directly on the River Walk that overlooks the historic Alamo mission, Hyatt Regency San Antonio offers luxurious accommodations and a full range of modern services and amenities for your comfort and convenience.

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San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter

Media Host Hotel

Welcome to the magnificent 38-story River Walk hotel. The San Antonio Rivercenter connects to the city’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination, Rivercenter Mall.

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La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk

Pac-12 Band Host Hotel

The NEWLY RENOVATED La Quinta Riverwalk is conveniently located in the heart of downtown near all of San Antonio’s major attractions, restaurants, entertainment and shopping, just steps from the Riverwalk, Alamo and Alamodome with easy access on and off the freeway.  Complimentary Full, Hot Breakfast Buffet and Free WIFI.

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Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk

Big 12 Band Host Hotel

Friends, family and colleagues alike enjoy the many luxuries at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk hotel in bustling downtown San Antonio. Our location provides excellent walkability to the Alamo,  shopping, dining and more. The Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel offers a modern and sophisticated residential design.

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Grand Hyatt San Antonio

Featured Hotel

Discover the distinctly diverse personality of the Alamo City in grand style. Set along the spectacular River Walk, Grand Hyatt San Antonio is steps from trendy downtown bars, hot clubs, Zagat-rated restaurants and all the sites and attractions that make San Antonio one of the most culturally rich cities in the country.

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Do It Like A Local

Want to know where to eat, drink and play while you are staying downtown for the Valero Alamo Bowl?

Our staff has put together the below “Do It Like A Local” recommendations for must-see attractions, fun nightlife and the best of San Antonio’s burgeoning culinary scene as well as our Downtown Partners who are ready to deliver an experience you’ll never forget.

The Alamo

Located in the heart of downtown, the Alamo is the “must see” attraction while visiting San Antonio and perfect for a family holiday card photo. History buffs make plans to see the other Missions located south of the city.

Go Rio Cruises

Experience the River Walk from the best seat in town. Guests can take a narrated or specialty river cruise, charted cruises or catch a ride on a river shuttle.

La Villita Historic Arts Village

Take a walking tour to discover its rich history, then discover one-of-a-kind local art to remember your visit.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center

The ALL NEW LEGOLAND® Discovery Center San Antonio is the Ultimate Indoor LEGO® Playground! Visitors to LEGOLAND Discovery Center can enjoy 2 rides, a 4D cinema, MINILAND® San Antonio, 10 LEGO Play Zones and more! Located inside the Shops at Rivercenter in downtown San Antonio.

San Antonio River Walk

For tourists and locals alike, the River Walk is a unique and friendly way to discover downtown San Antonio. Dubbed America’s largest hotel lobby, meet up with your friends and take advantage of the Museum and Mission Reach sections that bring the River Walk’s total length to 15 miles.

San Fernando Cathedral

Visit one of the oldest catholic cathedrals in the United States. Make sure to see the amazing 24 minutes video (“San Antonio: The Saga“) that plays on the cathedral every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night at 9, 9:30 and 10 p.m. A one-of-a-kind experience that’s free!

SeaWorld San Antonio

“SeaWorld’s 250-acre marine mammal theme park has something for everyone in the family. Thrilling rides, amazing shows and 9 million twinkling lights will put everyone in the holiday spirit. Open through January 6.”

Dave & Buster’s Rivercenter

Enjoy the mouth-watering menu items and innovative drinks. From wings to steaks, they’ve got whatever suits your appetite and their premium bar assures they’re stocked to satisfy! Plus, you can watch any game on one of their massive HDTVs with epic stadium sound or play state-of-the-art games.

Hard Rock Café

Some of the best food on the Riverwalk. The service is fantastic and speedy. Make sure to stop by for a ‘Rockin good time!

Howl at the Moon

Part concert. Part piano bar. Full fun. Howl at the Moon is a singing, clapping, stomping, dance on the piano, rock ‘n roll kind of dueling piano show with two baby grand pianos at the center of it all. Howl at the Moon’s high-energy, live music show is centered around dance hits and party anthems that will keep you dancing all night! Gather your group, get downtown, grab a drink and sing the night away at Howl at the Moon. Private and semi private bookings available for corporate events and life celebrations.

Mad Dogs British Pub

Mad Dogs British Pub has been cranking out fun and entertainment for over 20 years with live entertainment 7 days a week, and all day drink specials every day of the week! Yards, kilts, fish ‘n’ chips, and fun! Watch your team on one of our 15 HD screens!

Maddy McMurphy’s Irish Sports Bar

Maddy McMurphy’s Irish Sports Bar has all your favorite sports on 25+ HD screens including NBA, NFL, NHL, Boxing, and UFC! With 15 beers on tap, $3 green beer, $3 green margaritas, $10 Pizza and a Pint and a great staff Maddy McMurphy’s is the new home for sports downtown!

Merkaba

A craft cocktail lounge and nightclub in the heart of downtown San Antonio (just below Howl at the Moon), Merkaba pairs bold drink flavors rooted in the rich history of San Antonio culture with music to create an incredible experience for meetings and events groups. Live music offerings take the stage Sunday through Thursday while DJs take the stage every Thursday (immediately following the live act at 11pm) through Saturday; with happy hour deals rotating all days except Saturdays. Merkaba proudly hosts private and corporate events. Or, for more intimate gatherings, consider booking an exclusive lounge.

On The Bend Oyster Bar & Cigar Lounge

On The Bend Oyster Bar & Cigar Lounge has everything you need to make it through the day! Gourmet coffee products, high end seafood selections and specialty oysters, separate upper deck smoking lounge, and a giant 9-screen video wall to watch the big game on!

Yard House

Come in for a great experience at one of the best bars in town which offers over 100 beers on draft, and stay for the delicious American-style cuisine prepared by the chefs in our scratch kitchen.

B.O.S.S. Bagel & Coffee

B.O.S.S. (Bagels On Southern Soil) has returned to old-world basics. Most of Boss’s bagels are hand-rolled before they’re boiled and baked in a wood-fire oven, resulting in a sweet, dense bagel unrivaled by others. And this entire process is on full display in-store. The chef-inspired menu also includes uncommon schmears, vegan, gluten free, keto friendly and lever-pressed espresso. Come in and experience first-hand!

Acenar: HotMex/CoolBar

Breathtaking River Walk views, chef-inspired dishes and mouth-watering margaritas makes for the perfect evening at this innovative contemporary Mexican restaurant.

Bella on Houston

Best downtown restaurant, local and independent, featuring Modern European cuisine— 2-blocks off the River Walk and a short walk from all downtown hotels.  Join us for great food, wines, and service!  Make reservations now for Monday 30 Dec and New Years Eve!

Lunch Fridays / Dinner Mon-Sat 5-10 pm

Dave & Buster’s Rivercenter

Enjoy the mouth-watering menu items and innovative drinks. From wings to steaks, they’ve got whatever suits your appetite and their premium bar assures they’re stocked to satisfy! Plus, you can watch any game on one of their massive HDTVs with epic stadium sound or play state-of-the-art games.

Hard Rock Café

Some of the best food on the Riverwalk. The service is fantastic and speedy. Make sure to stop by for a ‘Rockin good time!

Mad Dogs British Pub

Mad Dogs British Pub has been cranking out fun and entertainment for over 20 years with live entertainment 7 days a week, and all day drink specials every day of the week! Yards, kilts, fish ‘n’ chips, and fun! Watch your team on one of our 15 HD screens!

Maddy McMurphy’s Irish Sports Bar

Maddy McMurphy’s Irish Sports Bar has all your favorite sports on 25+ HD screens including NBA, NFL, NHL, Boxing, and UFC! With 15 beers on tap, $3 green beer, $3 green margaritas, $10 Pizza and a Pint and a great staff Maddy McMurphy’s is the new home for sports downtown!

On The Bend Oyster Bar & Cigar Lounge

On The Bend Oyster Bar & Cigar Lounge has everything you need to make it through the day! Gourmet coffee products, high end seafood selections and specialty oysters, separate upper deck smoking lounge, and a giant 9-screen video wall to watch the big game on!

Paesanos

Paesanos RiverWalk is locally famous and famously local. Renowned for its signature dish, Shrimp Paesano, and Mediterranean specialties. Enjoy riverside dining or dine on a River cruise. Reservations recommended.

Rosario’s Mexican Restaurant

The menu combines traditional south-of-the-border dishes with authentic house specialties, all prepared with a contemporary twist. Some favorites include shrimp nachos, fish tacos, ceviche, tacos callejeros, parrillas and specialty margaritas. Show your ticket and receive a “chef’s surprise” appetizer.

The Original Rudy’s Bar-B-Q

Stop in a San Antonio location and try our mouth watering smoked meats, creamy sweet corn and all the fixin’s for a bar-b-q spread you’ll find nowhere else but The Original Rudy’s!

Whataburger

You haven’t experienced Texas until you’ve had Whataburger. It’s a Texas tradition.

Yard House

Come in for a great experience at one of the best bars in town which offers over 100 beers on draft, and stay for the delicious American-style cuisine prepared by the chefs in our scratch kitchen.